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We are Americans, a country of other

FILE-A couple kiss each other during a snowfall in Florence, Italy, late Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005. (Lorenzo Galassi / Associated Press)
FILE-A couple kiss each other during a snowfall in Florence, Italy, late Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005. (Lorenzo Galassi / Associated Press)

On this 4th of July holiday weekend, it is nice to remember the attraction of our country: to live in a land where we are free to worship as we wish, to love whom we love and to explore opportunities we desire. Joe Nocera writes of his Italian heritage and how he and his elderly mom now view their diverse community.

(S-R archive photo: Florence, Italy)




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